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Sports Injuries

Urgent Care, Telemedicine & Primary Care Practice located in El Centro, Brawley, Calimesa and Calexico, CA
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Sports Injuries services offered in El Centro, Brawley, Calimesa and Calexico, CA

If you suffer a painful sports injury and need treatment, see the specialists at All Valley Urgent Care in Brawley and El Centro, California. Outstanding physicians Luis E. Verduzco, MD, Brian Tyson, MD, and the other staff members diagnose and treat common sports injuries to get you back out on the court, field, or ice as quickly as possible. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today. You can also simply walk in to receive the care you need.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are those you sustain training for or playing sports. The injuries may affect your head, joints, nerves, muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, or other tissues. Properly treating sports injuries is the best way to reduce pain, recovery time, and the risk of complications.

What are examples of sports injuries?

Examples of common sports injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Foot injuries
  • Muscle and other soft tissue injuries

You might develop sports injuries by overtraining, colliding with another player, training on uneven surfaces, jumping, or cutting. Wearing improper footwear also increases the risk of sports injuries.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

The hallmark symptoms of sports injuries include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Reduced range of motion 
  • Popping sounds during an injury

The pain you experience might be dull or sharp and severe. You may not be able to bear weight on the affected limb due to a sports injury. 

How is the type of sports injury determined?

Your All Valley Urgent Care provider checks your vital signs, reviews your medical history and symptoms, and completes a physical exam to diagnose the type of injury you have and its severity. They also discuss your lifestyle, typical sports training routine, and how the injury occurred.

You might need blood tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to obtain detailed images of injured tissues and allow your specialist to treat the injury effectively.

How are sports injuries treated?

The All Valley Urgent Care providers may recommend one or more of the following treatments for sports injuries:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Altering your sports training routine
  • Bracing, splinting, taping, or casting
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Medications
  • Surgery

If you need surgery due to a severe sports-related injury, your All Valley Urgent Care specialist refers you to an experienced orthopedic surgeon.

They follow up with you to ensure you’re recovering properly after sports injuries. Don’t hesitate to call the All Valley Urgent Care office with any questions or concerns you may have.

At the first sign of sports injuries, schedule an appointment at All Valley Urgent Care by phone or online, or simply walk into the office today.